The Hillgate serves traditional pub food and has a strong sense of identity with a following of loyal locals. Its quietly tucked away position, behind Notting Hill Gate, gives a false impression of this lively public house. Pavement seating is also available.
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24 Hillgate StreetKensingtonLondonW8 7SR
- +44 (0)20 7727 8543
- Public transport:
- Notting Hill Gate, Underground
If you feel like drinking all day in lieu of eating and then eating late at night because you decided that you probably shouldn't move up to illicit drugs and/or partying, this is the place for you!
Fun people watching - Highly recommend the sausage roll and scotch egg along with a closing drink. 4.5 stars.more
As far as pubs go there aren't a lot of things this place could do better in order to receive a 5 stars, bar perhaps being in an old listed space or have a mega selection of beer.
I've not eaten at the Hillgate, but the food does look ok -- I don't think its necessary to have tried the food to review a pub seeing that drinking is far more important than dining.
Very cozy with an open fire...more
Several years must have passed since I last visited the Hillgate. Memories of a dark and slightly dingy old men's pub have been replaced by a careful makeover. The bar was heaving on a Thursday night, and we were lucky to be able to grab a corner of one of the big pine tables. A section of the bar is reserved for diners without the Hillgate having to much of a gastro pub feel about it.
Definitely on the posher side of pubiness now, this is tucked away in Hillgate Place, just 2 minutes walk from the tube station at Notting Hill Gate. I was here briefly once before and managed to spill my half a pint all over the table, floor and myself. My second visit was infinitly more successful.
After a Sunday lunch, I went with two friends for another bottle of lovely red. They have a...more
Lovely corner pub handily located a suitable hop away from the swarm of Portobello Road. The poor French chap behind the bar was a bit useless but once he was shown how to pull a pint, he did well, and it was a very well kept Wandle.
There are tables outside, and had the day I visited been more like May than November it would have been a very pleasant spot to spend an hour or too.more